Monthly Archives: March 2011
70s tributes come out every week, but Stone Rollin’ is all about pre-Motown soul. Saadiq has a full band including a harmonica player. This is not for Bruno Mars fans. The only modern element is the sweaty, thick-booty dancer in the video. Sphere: Related Content
I’m still taking baby steps with this dubstep stuff, but I dig this. Lex NV (whoever that is) uses disembodied voices and an ambient orchestra to create an epic beat that’s more accessible than some harsher, mechanical sounding stuff. Download: Lex NV – Broken Sunrise via Hardrive Records Sphere: Related..
My conversation with Curren$y last Wednesday (March 23) never strayed far from weed. We sat down in a makeshift den at a Warner Music Group office in New York and he immediately snatched up a plastic bag of weed from the glass coffee table, delighted that no one took it...
Like so many other rappers, Snoop Dogg is only as good as the producer on the track. Luckily, his new album has a lot of good producers on it. Jake One, Battlecat, and DJ Khalil contribute beats as well as Mr. Porter who laces “My Own Way” with some gangster..
“The Cookout” serves as a reminder of how much fun rap can be. No apocalyptic warnings or excess vulgarity, just crazy rhyming. If New York ever has warm weather again, this is at the top of the BBQ playlist. Taken from Jermiside’s Live & Let Live. Download: Jermiside – The..
Rap songs about weed have gotten predictable. You’ve got the woozy 808 heavy Wiz Khalifa/Curren$y weed songs and West Coast Devin the Dude smoker joints. Da COD veer off with a psychedelic rock sample and a raucous, comical, chorus. Green never fails to inspire. Sphere: Related Content
If you’re in NYC, this is where you belong tonight. G-Side are in New York. DJ01 came away from their SXSW set a changed man. Sphere: Related Content
When I heard the legendary (and I’m not using that term in a throwaway fashion) Nate Dogg died, I was in a near panic attack mode getting ready for SXSW, I couldn’t even get myself together to verify it at first when I saw it. Well a few hours later,..